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The Democratic Republic of Thucydide

Ayeinc wrote:Welcome to NationStates and Welcome to Thalassia! I'm Ayeinc, how do you do?

Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

The Democratic Republic of Nationific

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

Me? India. And yes, living in Paris doesn't really make sense nowadays. And it seems I'm online most of the day, now that I have almost nothing to do, lol

The Third Absolute Monarchy of Imperio Lautiriano

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Republic of Banq

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

I am from USA

The People's Republic of Labradorzite

Badivermeraed wrote:How's everyone doing? Is Covid-19 affecting you somehow?

I was on vacation in California (which was great and I shredded some sand dunes on a quad) and my flight home got moved and then moved again. Slight scare, but more time with my S/O so no complaints.

The Federal Republic of Clarkstan

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

Serbia

Wolnoland

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

Poland, you know, that "small" country in Europe which some people think is actually a part of the Russian Federation

The Thalassian Vice-Delegate of Ayeinc

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

The United States 🇺🇸

The Democratic Republic of Thucydide

Wolnoland wrote:Poland, you know, that "small" country in Europe which some people think is actually a part of the Russian Federation

Haha, you mean that massive peace of land in central Europe, closer to France than to Russia?

Veaetmar, Banq, and Wolnoland

Wolnoland

Thucydide wrote:Haha, you mean that massive peace of land in central Europe, closer to France than to Russia?

Possibly xD

The LGBTQ supporting person of Badivermeraed

Chicago babbbbbbyyyyyyyyy

The Asexual Republic of Liruslau

Thucydide wrote:Good thank you, using the unusual amount of spare time I have thanks to the lock-down to discover this game. I don't know where you guys are from, but living in Paris makes absolutely no sense when you have to stay inside your small 20m≤ apartment.
Where are you all from?

Well, Iím originally from Cheshire in the UK, but right now Iím living in the middle of nowhere in Yorkshire

The Kingdom of Odin

Nationific wrote:I really like elections. It's diplomacy at its best. Or political nonsense. Whatever you prefer. Well, my question is to all the candidates. What would be your stand in voting in resolutions where a strong regional divide exists(that is either the majority is for or they're against, like more than 60-70%)? Will you vote with the majority or against it? Why? And would you really like to retain your decision if you see most of the region voting to pass off a really trashy resolution(according to you)?

It's all up to the voters. Even if I really find it trashy, it's not my choice. And that would be voters on a discord poll rather than just percentage for or against in-game, as it encourages others to join the discord and prevents our vote being 1) late; and 2) subject to stomps.

In the event of a tie, I would abstain. Delegate abstentions would also be an option in the vote.

In the event that voting would unequivocally hurt our region, I would state why and abstain (something which voters could absolutely challenge). The only example I can find of that is if the resolution was about us or if voting at all would paint a target on our backs (i.e. voting when the vote is related to a controversy we're noticeably involved in).

The LGBTQ supporting person of Badivermeraed

What's one thing all the candidates would like voters to know?

The Holy Lucky Serene Nation of Zentata

Badivermeraed wrote:What's one thing all the candidates would like voters to know?

That I am going to be open with the people as much as possible, and that I want to make the WA play a larger role in Thalassia.

Ahem:Time to promote my dispatch! Do you already have your mind set on voting for another candidate? Have you even bothered to look at my dispatch? If not, then take a look at the candidate with tons of experience in Thalassia, a lot great policies and promises that he will keep, and consider changing your vote.

Zentata for WA Delegate!

Who Am I?

Hello there fellow Thalassian! My name's Zentata, and I'm running to be WA delegate. But Zentata, you may be thinking, what have you done in NationStates so far? Alright, here we go: I've been in Thalassia since November.I'm a member of the Ministries of Information, Culture, and Foreign Affairs. As part of my job for information, I've written articles in the wave page=dispatch/id=1328895#1. In Foreign Affairs I'm the ambassador to The Leftist Assembly, I'm the deputy minister of culture and the map operator. This experience has given me a unique insight into this region's WA dynamics, and how to improve them. In terms of my personal life, I like pizza, and the color purple but not purple pizza, I like to collect things, especially stamps, and I hate doxxers, and I do not live in Antarctica.

My Position in Politics and What I'm Going to do as The WA Delegate in Thalassia

Here I'm going to talk about how I'm going to vote in the WA, and how I'm going to promote involvement relating to the WA. I believe in freedom. I believe in political freedom, civil freedom and, for the most part, economic freedom. To put it in a simpler way, I'm a personal leftist, but an economic centrist, who thinks that the state should help people become better and regulate the economy while promoting economic freedom to an extent (in short, the WA). I think that climate change is a real issue, and should take top priority in politics, and that ensuring the ability for people to live a good life is the purpose of the GA. That means that I support legislation that will make the world a better place. If the legislation is flawed, unneeded, or goes against freedom in a way that will make the world worse, then it will have my vote against. My votes in the SC will be based on whether the recipient deserves/needs the act. Now for what I'm going to do in Thalassia itself.

I think that the WA needs to take a bigger role in Thalassia. We vote, but do we care? I'm going to do numerous things related to the WA in Thalassia, and all these ideas revolve around growing participation in Thalassia, here they are:

-Endo Swapping Program, called Thalassiaendos. This will encourage more endo activity in the region by giving out rewards to those who endorse the most, and will also improve regional influence and security while we're all getting those nice endos.

-Posting about WA proposals, and increased discussion. I plan to post a message on the RMB when I vote, explaining why I voted the way I did, and why you should vote this way too. If you think I'm voting in error, feel free to convince me to change. I will also make efforts to increase debate/discussion about proposals. In short, I want to be open with what I'm doing, and so I'm going to share with you, what, and why.

-I'll also be active in the WA community. I believe that a WA delegate should be able to write and be an active force in the WA community, so you can be sure that I'll represent Thalassia on the WA stage by doing those things. I'll conduct myself with sincerity and decorum, and show the world that Thalassia is more then it seems (in a good way).

-I WON'T RESIGN. You have been promised stability before, and you were failed. I promise you stability, but I'm not a semi-retired tired nation, or someone who won't talk out disagreements, I'm a nation whose career is just beginning, who has gotten the experience I need to lead you well.

-I'll take suggestions. Do you want me to do something more, something else in my domain? Then I'll be open to suggestions, and be open with the people of Thalassia.

-Synergistic endorsement limit. Do you know what happens when you don't have an endorsement limit? You can get people really close in endorsements to you, so if you resign, your vice delegate/president is not the second most endo'ed person in the region! This happened when cormac stepped down, and I was the first in Thalassia for endorsements until the government took action. This cannot happen again. As such, I'll institute a limit of 5 endorsements below my vice-delegate. This will prevent instability in the region.

-I will investigate joining a legislative league. Without a doubt, a sure way to improve our relations and standing in the world is to join a league, or create one ourselves.

Some Closing Words

Citizens of Thalassia! If you want a WA delegate who will interact with the people, who will be open with the people, who will help and learn from the people, who will represent the people the way they should be, and Who Will Not Let Down the People of this glorious region, then vote for Zentata. I have been endorsed in this election by two previous prime ministers,Badivermeraed, and Arenado. Thank you for reading my dispatch!

Please telegram me if you have any questions/suggestions, or wish for me to add a policy. Semper Thalassia.

Read dispatch

Show your support by putting my banner on your home page!

The South Pacifican Commonwealth of Toerana III

Badivermeraed wrote:What's one thing all the candidates would like voters to know?

I like chocolate.

In all seriousness, I believe that you can not make a wrong choice in this election, and that is something everyone should keep in mind.

The Kingdom of Odin

Badivermeraed wrote:What's one thing all the candidates would like voters to know?

Currently (say in the last half a decade), major World Assembly significance in a UCR cannot come from voting power. It comes from cultivating an interest in the WA and authorship. We saw that with 10000 Islands, International Democratic Union, Antarctic Oasis, The Security Council, etc. Historically, those regions haven't been competitors in WA voting (with the small exception of 10KI, but that doesn't apply to modern, GCR-favored times). They have, however, created lots and lots of authors. We don't remember large blocs or high-endo regions as significant on the World Assembly. We can't compete with the GCRs in terms of voting power.

What we want is more authors coming out of and residing in Thalassia. The primary goal should be to cultivate interest in the WA, not try futilely to exert more power in the WA.

The Thalassian Vice-Delegate of Ayeinc

My responses and following RMB rules:

Badivermeraed wrote:What's one thing all the candidates would like voters to know?

Thank you for the question!

Voters of Thalassia, I ran for President in February, knowing full well that whoever won, would keep Thalassia in good hands. Now, I doubt that judgment. Cormac did lead this community through its highs and lows, but he resigned as President, and Thalassia was once again in an insecure position.

I love this community and I make sure that unscheduled elections due to the resignation of our delegate donít happen again.

Nationific wrote:*snip*

Thank you for the question, Nationific. I think for these types of resolutions we need a place for debate. I will vote with the majority, but if there is strong opposition, I may offer a debate to weigh both sides. As one of my proposals, I plan (with consolation with Moderation) to open a WA channel on the regional Discord to have a place to debate such resolutions/proposals. I may abstain if both sides have good reasoning. We will see!

The Quarantined Queen of Sho

Welcome to Thalassia Leftie creations, Iron reign, Hong thoi, Thucydide, Valamoria, Can get worse, Nateria wor, Generic Stoman, Candide, Scarceopa, Plethorium, and Solairei! I hope you find your home with us.

Welcome to Thalassia!

Hello and welcome to the region of Thalassia, a seafaring bastion of freedom and democracy! We're so glad you've decided to join our community. This guide is for all new Thalassians, whether you are new to the game in general or just new to our region. Still have questions? Ask on the RMB/Discord or reach out to a member of our government!

Note: Some of the information in this dispatch may be out of date, but I try my best to keep it current! If you would like to suggest an edit or addition, please contact Sho.

Your First Steps

So you've just joined our region, you've answered your issues, and now you're not sure what to do next? Not a problem!

First things first... Have you blocked those pesky recruitment telegrams? If yes, perfect! Next question.

Now... Are you a member of the WA?

But Sho! Why should I join the WA? I'm glad you asked, theoretical other half of this conversation! Even though our citizens are not required to join the World Assembly or "WA", they should consider it because:

WA citizens have the right to vote on World Assembly legislation as well as participate in our regional referendums, run for a regional office, and to collect and give endorsements, which strengthen our region. And when you endorse our Delegate and Vice Delegate, you're giving our region more of a say on the world stage!

Now... Introduce yourself on Thalassia's RMB and become a part of our community. Consider Linkjoining our Discord. Request your spot on the map and start roleplaying. Perhaps write a factbook or two. NationStates is made richer by its users' imaginations! (back to top)

Rules And Regulations

Every game has its rules and every government has its laws. No one is exempt! Make sure you read these so you aren't caught unaware!

Please don't police the RMB. We have moderators for that! If you're experiencing an issue, reach out to an RMB Mod or any regional officer with "Border Control" permissions.

NationStates Rules

NationStates One-Stop Rule Shop

NationStates FAQ

NationStates Etiquette

Chat and Roleplay Rules

Thalassia's RMB Rules

Thalassiaís Discord Rules

Thalassia's Roleplay Rules

Legislation

Constitution of Thalassia

Supplemental Legislation Index

Additional Policies

Proscribed Regions

WA Disclosure Policy

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Thalassian Government

Roles of the Ministries

The Prime Minister oversees the Cabinet, comprised of four mandatory ministries (and any additional ones the incumbent Prime Minister may create for the term), which is appointed to assist with various regional programs and activities. Each ministry serves as an important cog in the machine that keeps this region running!

The mandatory ministries and their respective roles are:

  • Culture

    The Ministry of Culture is in charge of planning, managing, and moderating community events and activity, ranging from games to cultural enrichment to roleplay. They also manage the map of Thalassia, a crucial tool to regional roleplay.

  • Foreign Affairs

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handles diplomacy with other regions and organizations. Members of this ministry serve as ambassadors to our embassies and integrate themselves into their communities, looking for ways to strengthen our relationship, whether through official or casual means.

  • Information

    The Ministry of Information ensures our citizens have access to important information and regional news. They oversee the integration of newcomers and maintain our regional newspaper. If you ever have a question, these are usually the people to ask- if they don't know, they'll point you to someone who should.

  • Security

    The Ministry of Security oversees the moderation and safety of our community, as well as the collection and management of intelligence necessary to the Thalassian government. 'Nuff said.

Current Government

Role

Incumbent

Vice/Deputy

Vice/Deputy Status

Founder

Sho

N/A

N/A

WA Delegate

Zentata

Ayeinc

Inactive

Prime Minister

Arenado

Veaetmar

Active

Minister of Administrative Affairs

Wymondham1

Vacant

N/A

Minister of Culture

Czech Germania

Zentata

Inactive

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Veaetmar

Grasswhistle

Inactive

Minister of Information

Owl Archipelago

Crow Metropolis

Inactive

Acting Minister of Recruitment

Zentata

Vacant

N/A

Minister of Security

Liruslau

Vacant

Inactive

Note: Active/Inactive refers to whether or not a deputy is currently acting as the Minister.

How to Join the Ministries

The Cabinet is requested to handle the recruitment for their ministries directly. Nations are encouraged to telegram the minister of the ministry they would like to partake in.

New citizens are encouraged to apply and build their resumes. Applicants may partake in more than one ministry, but the Prime Minister or a cabinet minister may dismiss you from a position if they believe you are spread too thin.

Note: The Ministry of Administrative Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not currently hiring.

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News

I recommend checking out LinkNSToday for interregional news and The NewsStand for some of the best newspapers on NationStates.

For day to day regional updates, check out Thalassia's NewsWire!

Thalassia has started it's own regional newspaper! Issues of The Wave will be posted below:

Issue

Date Released

page=dispatch/id=1328895

03/08/2020

page=dispatch/id=1342625

04/07/2020

3

TBD

4

TBD

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Roleplay


Regional Roleplay

Check out this guide to Thalassian roleplay made by Czech Germania! To start roleplaying, you'll need to join the map and receive your stats from the culture staff. Telegram Zentata to apply for your spot on the map and Czech Germania to get started on your nationís stats!

I would also suggest reading Roleplay for Dummies and How To Write an RP News Post for some hot tips.

Roleplay Assets

NS Battle Simulator
LinkNS Tracker

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NationStates Guides

Your go-to guide for different aspects to where we are now. Let's learn how to NationStates!

New Players

A set of comprehensive guides for noobs.

NationStates Guide
Gameplay Advice
NS Encyclopedia

Factbook Guides

Ever look at someone's factbook and go "Dang... How did they do that? Before you hit that RAW button, how about some good ole fashioned DIY?


How to Write a Factbook
BBCode Formatting Guide
Guide to a Wiki Style Factbook
Macro Codes

Issues

Warning! Some of these dispatches contain {SPOILERS} for issues!

Got Issues? is a guide for how to help write/edit issues or to report current bugs.

This site shows you LinkNationStates issue results.

All known NationStates policies.

Cards

Some hot trading tips to get the collection of your dreams.

What you need to know about LinkNationStates Trading Cards

World Assembly

How to write a WA proposal.

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Read dispatch

Please consider joining us on the regional discord (link in the welcome above) to join in on games of mafia/werewolf/CaH, TIHI Thursday, and general shenanigans. If you have any questions, feel free to telegram me or to ask here. I hope you enjoy your stay!

Miluare

Heyo. I am existing at this moment, I suppose.

The Republic of Ayro Va

Miluare wrote:Heyo. I am existing at this moment, I suppose.

hi

The LGBTQ supporting person of Badivermeraed

Greetings newcomers! Welcome to Thalassia.

The Kingdom of Arenado

Welcome to Thalassia, hope you'll all enjoy yourselves here!

The Commonwealth of Tirr Savattstra

Hello! I've been here for something less than a week, checking out the game in general and Thalassia in particular. It's all so fascinating, and thank you for being so welcoming.

The Empire of Plethorium

Hello everyone,

Our nation wants to know how to include a leader?

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